ImageMagick and GD Library
Discover more about ImageMagick and GD Library and discover why they're now present on almost every web server.
If you would want to have dynamic images on your website, the machine in which you host it must have the suitable software for this. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a website visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images using a script app. All of these things are doable via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which may be installed on a web server and that work with a wide range of frequently used scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you can use images with any web-based application you want, regardless of the language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries shall allow you to work with over a hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Web Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are installed on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform, therefore regardless of which of our web hosting
you get, both apps will be available and enabled as standard for your new account. They'll be part of the software setting for your sites regardless of the PHP version that you select since we supply a few different versions. Each custom or ready-made script application will be able to use the libraries to generate thumbnails of your images or graphs from simple text. Depending on the type of your website, you will also be able to offer lots of features for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image modifying software on a social network site and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to execute every script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to create graphs or use images, as both are set up and activated by default on the cloud website hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server
accounts are created. Even if you upgrade the PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries because they will be accessible all of the time. Thus, you will have loads of options in respect to what attributes both you and your site visitors will be able to use, regardless if you are writing the site code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and install some app which you've discovered on the web. You'll be able to use all of the widespread formats for the photos that you upload.